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This string of beads contains 8 garnet ball beads, 3 faience cylinder beads, 1 large faience ring bead, 4 faience barrel beads, 2 small faience ball beads, 4 large faience ball beads, about 84 faience double ring beads (some broken) and a few faience ring beads. Note that the string is now broken.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Findspot Information: From Sheikh Farag. S. F. / 209

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Length: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, garnet


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads